Big Boy Pete-> Dire Wolf, Little Red Rooster, Brown Eyed Women, Me & My Uncle-> Mexicali Blues, Ramble On Rose-> Looks Like Rain-> Might As Well Shakedown Street-> Crazy Fingers-> Playin' In The Band-> She Belongs To Me-> Drums-> The Other One-> Wharf Rat-> Playin' In The Band-> Gimme Some Lovin'-> Midnight Hour, E: Walkin' The Dog
dsdb> pcm> dat> cdr; via Mike Lai; with 10/13/68 filler
November 21, 2018 Subject:
Don't tell me this town ain't got no heart
It would take until 88/90 for the band to be as wide open in their performances.
1st set is more of an intentional smorgasbord.
But Set Two Song Three PITB captures the erupting 85 volcano
The jam out of PLAYIN' is graceful
Can you go wrong with Garcia's Dylan cover?
I caught this in Richmond
Post drums is eclectic
Gimme Some Lovin
would dry up after Mydland.
This is a night of the band taking some chances and not resting on the traditional standards for the entire evening.
November 21, 2013 Subject:
Was there, Jaw Dropped
This show started with a song they hadn't played electric in HOW LONG???? And ended with a Walkin the Dog....
Could have played Mary Had a Little Lamb all night between them, and knowing these guys, pulled it off.
Anyhow.... I was there, it was a great opener, the energy of every show is different, and so much of it depended on the substances being consumed not only by yourself, but the people in your immediate vicinity, and the entire crowd. If some guy had just driven down from Oregon with 200 pound of amazing shrooms, and we all ate em...well, you get my point.
Fun to hear it again, and again and again, as often as I want, whenever I want. On my Iphone, at home on my laptop, or through some great speakers....
Give thanks for the tapers and the sharing of all the great music that keeps on happening!!!
April 6, 2011 Subject:
Just a Great Evening.
Shows at this venue really could be like visiting a museum; walking among some great canvases. I was a taper at this one. There had been some push back among the tapers re. where we could set up. In the ensuing years we'd have to accept being moved up to the far balcony ;-/ I think it was Steve Parish or Dan Healey who told us that, on this run, there would be a hotel room rented(!) where they would make available their sdb. origins. This meant, for one thing, there would be some great copies of this show out and about. There was a password and everything-- something like "Black Peter" that made it seem really secret and cool-- you had to know the password to get into the hotel room. The sound peeps also copied OUR tapes for. . . on the ol' floor . . . we civilians had spun some crisp sounders! With lots of Punch. So we traded.
The dancing that took place from the first licks on, settled the nails on that floor. And a mural for Crazy Fingers. Stylish.
November 23, 2009 Subject:
The Final Great Song Order
I had the tape of this and played it silly. the bass is really strong in the mix and the bass on this playin' was definitely poetic and stood out.
many shows before this, they fooled around with the last few songs here and there, in different rotations, finally settling on this one and it works just fine.
love the gimme banshee screaming effects.
January 17, 2009 Subject:
I like Big Boy Pete kind of diffrent. I always love Dire Wolf.A great Shakedown Street but they are usually good, I don't think I have heard one I turned off?
She Belongs to Me is probably the best they did other than the one from Backstage Pass?Wharf Rat is always good this one borders great. In The Midnight Hour and
Walkin' the Dog are rare gems.
November 2, 2008 Subject:
another 1 of those nights .
another one of the nights you walk outside after and say to your self and your friends did that really just happen???? the kind of show that grabs you and doesnt let go till the following morning when you wait for THAT next moment of truth. In my oppion the next night just didn't come close to the electric or was it the liquid energy from the night before. am not sure but i think this when they still had the bar upstaris in the corner over jerry's side of the stage. they soon after had the bar downstairs under the main floor. only the dead could do what they di..... provide the very BEST entertainment on any given night. sure there were nights they weren't on as much as others yet thats what drew us to them waiting for the special night. LIKE THIS ONE HERE. OMG is the best way to describe this one. from big boy to she belongs to to the insanse after drums of the other one wharf rat to playing AGAIN . walkin the dog.... now thats an encore. thanks guys for all you gave for as long as you did. I give this show a 5 because it just was one of those crazy trippy nights. and not because of mind bending drugs but mind bending music
April 4, 2008 Subject:
I was a young punk at this show.It rocks. When big boy pete started, even the tapers were looking at each other in wonderment. What's this? I heard. I was on the floor in front of Phil about what would be 10 rows from the stage, if there were rows. I remember the lights coming up in my eyes as shakedown started.Gotta love the envelope filter on Jer's guitar. It was amazing. These shows sealed the deal for me, I needed to go on tour and see more shows. Great show! I feel lucky to have been there.
December 24, 2007 Subject:
1st cal dead show
This brings back memmories.
Reviewer:Evan S. Hunt
November 23, 2007 Subject:
Be There And Be Square
This show is definitely worth the 2 1/2 hrs you'll invest, but you need not worry...it doesn't suck as a performance and the recording is decent and pleasantly "unusual"...this "dsbd" sounds like the First Set has some aud patches. The Second Set sounds like a matrix mix. There is a unique presence to it as if you're standing maybe 50 feet from stage. It is really quite remarkable in depth and ambience ~ kudos to whomever captured this mix. There is a little high end loss and a slight amount of interference. But really, I am nitpicking.
The "Shakedown" track did not play on my system.
A few performance flubs spoil some moments. So deal with it. All in all three square meal Dead. Some bland, some provocative, but mostly a mouth-watering smourgasbourd.
Here is another well-played, well-executed and well-recorded show for you. Enjoy!
January 12, 2007 Subject:
Jerry is really leading the band to some interesting places in this Playing in the Band, and the transition into She Belongs is so sweet. Rest of the show is energetic but sloppy, (listen to crazy fingers at your own peril)
March 20, 2006 Subject:
Love you Long Time
I've had this tape for many years but was not there for this one in person - unfortunately.
Same SB source - very quality; vocals vs guitars well balanced. Jerr's ON and the boyz are all itchin to play. Big Boy Pete & Walk the Dawg are phun as heck. When I started seeing GD live in '85ish, I thought they might play both these tunes more often - maybe like a Rooster, or Black Muddy. Silly wabbit trips are for kids. These are hot and rare arrangements.
The reverb, vocals and energy @ Midnite Hour & Walkin the Dawg are some of the most whacked notes anyone on earth will ever play - Highly recommended. Bobby/ Brent and then Jerr are on fire.
It seems on archive.org I always need the caveat: "for this period of dead music" it's good. Whatever --
This show rocks up/ down
and all 'round the Shakedown,
December 22, 2005 Subject:
Here's why: '85 was a phenomenal year and arguably their last complete flawless year. Big Boy Pete while novel is all over the place and its not till BE Women that they get humming. To be sure there is plenty of fire in set I but it is not with the consistency alot of other '85's had. Listened on its own merits its a 4+ Wharf Rat has some great licks.
November 12, 2005 Subject:
This Shakedown is almost as good as my favorite, Kansas City '82. Jerry's solo is interesting, a lot of deep heavy sounding notes, very fast. She Belongs to Me, Crazy Fingers and Playin' are all really fine, highly recommended.
September 5, 2005 Subject:
The Show That Converted Me
This show was so tasty. I was in the perfect "mood" and I had bunch of friends with me. We all stood near the stack of speakers on the Phil side and were treated to a spectacular night of music. There's nothing like feeling the philzone through your bonez in such a cool "state of mind". The Shakedown was unbelievable and the dancing around us was like a flock of birds all in unison.
April 1, 2005 Subject:
very good show good sound worth your time
July 6, 2004 Subject:
That spacey jam before she belongs to me
This show was sandwiched with a surprise opener and a surprise encore. What got lost in the middle is the jam out of playing. The jam goes into a cool and spacey direction and takes on a cool life of it's own. The Crazy Fingers and the She Belongs to Me were also vey hot.
June 27, 2004 Subject:
Excellent for '85
The second set is where it's at here. Shakedown>Crazy Fingers>Playin>She Belongs all great! Spacey
May 10, 2004 Subject:
A must show for anyone!
This show is one of the best ever. From Big Boy Pete untill the walkin the dog the band is in full bloom. I recall the Shakedown>Crazy Fingers when the curtain behind the band lifted to reveal the blues for allah mural! Priceless!!
April 27, 2004 Subject:
Big boy Pete!
Definitley grab the Big Boy Pete and Walkin the Dog from this show, if not the whole thing. A lot of the tunes are short and sweet. Not in my top five of fall '85 but still fun and worth listening too